Blogging was a new experience for me and one that I enjoyed. I think the hyperlink tool and adding media were most effective. The tool that I think was the least effective was the twitter widget. My twitter is rarely on topic with my blog, so I found it to be distracting at times. I … More Blogs, blogs, blogs.
“Just because they serve you doesn’t mean they like you.” This was the tagline that drew me to Kevin Smith’s debut Clerks. The slacker attitude of the employees and the gritty black and white of the trailer made Clerks stand apart from other early 90s movies. The movie follows a day in the life of … More “I’m not even supposed to be here today!”
One of the best Christmas movies ever, Gremlins is also one of the campiest movies ever. The premise is pretty simple, give a kid responsibility and watch him fail. Hilarity ensues. Only this time it is hilarity in the form of homicidal gremlins hell bent on terrorizing the town. Everyone loves Gizmo, the little purring … More Don’t feed them after midnight!
I present a retelling of Star Wars. Let’s start with part 4…
It was about halfway through Dead Poets Society that I remembered the end. There’s a scene where Professor John Keating is marching the boys through the courtyard. Keating, played by Robin Williams is teaching the boys the dangers of conformity or as he puts it, “the difficulty in maintaining your own beliefs in the face of … More Carpe Diem
Breaking into a state run children’s home, hitchhiking across country, and hustling strangers for cash doesn’t seem like your normal kids movie. The Wizard is not a normal kids movie. Part movie, part Nintendo commercial, The Wizard stars 80s super child star Fred Savage and it girl Jenny Lewis as Corey and Haley. This unlikely pair is … More If ever a wiz there was.
When searching for a movie blog to review I didn’t have to look far. Austin’s own Film School Rejects is a blog dedicated not only to movies, but everything movie and entertainment related. Need to know what to watch on Netflix this month? No Problem. Want to know if the new HBO series Westworld is worth checking out? Yes, … More Movie lovers rejoice!
“It’s a very rare person who is taken for what he truly is.” – Schmendrick the Magician The Last Unicorn is an animated movie released in 1982 based on the 1968 book by Peter S. Beagle. It tells the story of an unicorn (Mia Farrow) who sets out to discover if she is the last … More Last of its kind?
If only 2015 could have turned out like Back to the Future 2015. Hoverboards, flying cars, and dehydrated pizzas seemed a likely future in 1989. As we watched the movie, for at least the 5th time, Evan and I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the predictions. Hollywood had high hopes for the 21st … More Not the 2015 we know
Kids these days will never know. Growing up in the 80s there were two moments that changed home entertainment. The introduction of Blockbuster Video in 1985 and the Nintendo Entertainment System Action Pack in 1988 gave American homes new options for keeping children entertained. These two events not only affected homes in the 80s, but … More You can’t go back…or can you?